[r-t] Anything Goes vs Peals Mean Something

Graham John graham at changeringing.co.uk
Fri Aug 8 21:23:28 UTC 2008

MBD writes:

> The fact that you can't ring a true 5040 of Grandsire Triples with
> conventional bobs only is a *good* thing. "There is no bobs only
> peal of Grandsire" is a statement that should stand in the annals
> of ringing for all time

But this is wrong Mark. A bobs only peal of Grandsire has been rung
hasn't it. It was 10080 changes. What will stand in the annals of
time is that there is no bobs-only EXTENT. And that would still
stand if shorter peals were allowed.

I don't understand the logic behind saying that a peal of 10052
Grandsire Triples is valid under your rule, because it
comprises an extent of 5040 rows plus a partial extent of 5012
rows, yet the 5012 could not be rung as a peal in its own
right. And then for Grandsire Caters a shorter length is OK.

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